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Negro Leagues' Integration Era

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The Negro Leagues' Integration Era covers the history of the Negro Leagues, its players' segregation from Major League Baseball, and their eventual integration. Readers will meet owners, players, and managers who were supporters of integration such as Branch Rickey, Bill Veeck, Clay Hopper, and PeeWee Reese, as well as those who held the Color Line such as Kenesaw Landis and Cap Anson. Black players to join the major leagues such as Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Don Newcombe, Sachel Paige, Dan Bankhead, Willard Brown, Hank Thompson, Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin, Willie Mays, Ray Dandridge, Minnie Minoso, Elston Howard, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron and Pumpsie Green are introduced. Vivid descriptions of the legendary players and their stories explore the social impact of black baseball in segregated America.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS JNF054010, JNF007100, JNF018010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Sports
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Season 2012-09-01
ISBN 9781617835094, 9781614803232
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 796.357
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 154674
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
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Author: Bo Smolka